Robbins Inherits Legends Win; Holden Tops Heat Race

By Ken de la Bastide

(May 12, 2013) - Frankton veteran John Robbins probably didn’t think he was going to leave Anderson Speedway on Saturday with a victory, but he was in the right place at the right time.

Robbins, who set fast time during qualifications, grabbed the lead at the start of the feature chased by Aaron Holden and Josh Dietz in a tight pack. Behind them Eric Black and Cody Anderson were battling for the fourth position.

Holden got inside of Robbins for the lead on lap 17 on the back straight and a lap later Dietz used a similar move on the front straight to move into the second spot.

For the next 11 laps Holden and Dietz ran nose to tail in a fight for the point. On the 29th lap, Dietz got into the rear bumper of Holden causing him to spin exiting turn four.

With Holden and Dietz sent to the tail of the field that gave Robbins the lead for a green-white-checker finish.

Robbins scored his second feature win of the year besting Black by less than a half-second with Anderson coming home third followed by Holden and Dietz.

In the heat race, Black took the early lead but on the third circuit both Holden and Robbins got past on the back straight.

Two laps later Black slipped in turn two and lost two additional spots to Dietz and Anderson.

Although Robbins remained in close contact with Holden’s rear bumper he was unable to get the lead, coming up just .099-seconds short. Dietz, Anderson and Black rounded out the top five.